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Should I Be Worried About Icicles On My Gutters?

Should I Be Worried About Icicles On My Gutters?

Icicles during this time of year are always a pretty sight, but that doesn’t mean they are good for your home. Gutters are especially vulnerable to icicles and can be severely damaged by them as a result of their weight. Our roofing company in Peabody wants homeowners to be aware of any icicles that form on their gutters and why they might be forming in the first place.

Reasons Why Icicles Form on Gutters

There are a few reasons as to why you might be seeing icicles hanging from your roof. One of the most common issues is a clogged gutter. Perhaps you forgot to clear out all the leaves and twigs from your gutters during the late fall season; this debris can cause blockages in your gutter system in such a way that melt-water can not efficiently run off your roof, into the gutters, and down the downspout. As a result, water fills up and pours over the lip of the gutters, forming icicles. Another reason for icicles is that there is heat escaping from your roof due to poor insulation or poor ventilation. It’s important to contact a roofer to ensure that your attic has an open ventilation in order to prevent the accumulation of warm air.

Immediate Fixes for Icicles on Your Gutters

Because it’s currently winter and the next snow storm could arrive any day, it’s best to hold off on major roof repairs and insulation and ventilation installation until the weather warms up a bit. In the meantime, there are a few things you can do to prevent the buildup of icicles and ice dams. First, you can contact Bay State Exteriors for snow and ice removal which will prevent ice dams from forming and damaging your roofing shingles. Second, you can remove large icicles yourself with either a long shovel or rake. Large icicles should be removed as soon as possible as they can be harmful for people walking under them, they can detached your gutter system from your roof, and they can damage cars, air conditioning units or shrubs that lie below them.

For assistance in removing snow and ice or for emergency gutter and roof repair this winter, contact our roofing company in Peabody today for a free project estimate!

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What Is The Purpose Of Storm Windows?

What Is The Purpose Of Storm Windows?

Windows are an important feature to any home in the North Shore. Many historic homes in the Peabody and surrounding areas have the home’s original windows — but unfortunately these traditional windows aren’t very energy efficient. Luckily homeowners have the option to install storm windows in an effort to reduce heat loss during the winter…

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Should I Replace My Home’s Windows?

Should I Replace My Home’s Windows?

With winter on the way, you’re probably looking for ways to reduce heating bills. One of the most common places heat escapes from is your home’s windows. Windows account for nearly 80% of all heat loss in an average home, so it’s important to assess the current state of your windows. Signs of Aging Windows…

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What Is Cedar Impression Siding?

What Is Cedar Impression Siding?

Interested in remodeling your home’s exterior this season? Perhaps you’ve noticed warped vinyl siding or maybe you just don’t like the look of the old vinyl siding you once fell in love with. Don’t forget that if it’s been 15-20 years since you last had your siding installed, it’s probably time to replace it anyways.…

How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?

How Long Does it Take to Replace a Roof?

One of the most common questions we get asked here at our roofing company is how long a roofing replacement project will take. We understand that homeowners are concerned about the project being completed before bad weather sets in as well as concerned that their home’s appearance will look unsightly. Good news is, it doesn’t…

Why Choose Our Peabody Roofing Company

Why Choose Our Peabody Roofing Company

It’s officially spring and that means it’s the time of year to repair your roof that was damaged by the winter season. In Peabody, many private homes’ roofs are in questionable condition due to weather exposure and old age. Our roofing company in Peabody is here to help homeowners with roofing repair and new roof…

What Happens When Vinyl Siding Isn’t Installed Properly?

What Happens When Vinyl Siding Isn’t Installed Properly?

Vinyl siding is becoming a popular choice for homeowners across the US as the product has undergone improvements since it’s introduction in the 1950’s. Choosing your own vinyl siding color in the Peabody area is something you can do yourself, however Bay State Exteriors does not recommend installing it on your own — here’s why. Problems with…

Why Does My Roof Wear Out?

Why Does My Roof Wear Out?

If you’re like any other homeowner out there, you want the best deal for your money — especially when it comes to investing that money in your home. For us, deals like a 30 year guarantee on roofing shingles seem like the best bet. Unfortunately live isn’t that simple, and many of us see our…